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Alveda King is the niece of civil rights hero Martin Luther King, Jr.

Dr. Martin Luther King’s niece challenges Christians to pursue his dream

As the nation pauses to remember Dr. Martin Luther King Jr., his dream is alive and well.

“Even though widespread conflict and mutual distrust abound; we still have a dream,” said his niece, evangelist Alveda King. “So it’s more vital than ever for us to reflect on the message of faith, love and life that my uncle shared with the world.

“Prophet Martin Luther King, Jr. was a man of God who endeavored to follow the teachings of Jesus Christ. MLK saw humanity as God’s creation, and he hoped and dreamed that we would become brothers and sisters.”

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King’s words are more relevant than ever in a divided nation.

“Today, hate still retains its grip over too many human hearts — but we can change that if we follow my uncle’s example and choose agape love,” King said. “Hate is truly a tremendous burden, and we as a nation need to remember that there is a better alternative.

“In order to prevent hatred from corrupting our hearts, we must allow God’s love to flow through us. Only through agape love can we become what God intended us to be, brothers and sisters of one human family.”

Despite the division, the United States offers the opportunity to live lives devoted to life, family, community and God, she said.

“President Trump, America’s most prolife president ever, has worked to unite us as Americans, dedicated to our country and the gospel, by working in service to our nation as a whole,” King said. “We need to continue the hard work of bringing Americans together, a movement that is already making our country stronger than it’s ever been. We can do that by deepening our faith and following the example of Jesus Christ, as my uncle encouraged us to do.”

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On this holiday, she challenges others to complete her uncle’s unfinished work.

“My uncle was just one man, but his influence endures because he was dedicated to his God and his brothers and sisters of all creeds and colors,” she said. “When we reflect on how much one man, devoted to faith and love and the teachings of Jesus Christ, was able to accomplish, we should all take heart and have faith and love.

“God has a plan for us, and through prayer, love and faith, we can better understand and follow that plan.”

–Alan Goforth | Metro Voice